Education in America: ‘We are top 10 in nothing’

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  • America’s best offense is an exceptional education system, says former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. But right now, a higher standard needs to be set.
  • Currently, U.S. high school math, reading, and science scores rank somewhere between 15th and 30th internationally. This, Duncan says, is not good enough and should be reason for setting loftier goals.
  • By setting these nation-building goals of increased innovation and personalized instruction, the system opens new paths of upward mobility for its students.

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